What Happened on December 2, 1957

Historical Events

  • 1st US large scale nuclear power plant for peacetime use opens, Shippingport, Pennsylvania
  • NFL Draft: Rice quarterback King Hill #1 pick by Chicago Cardinals
  • Pacific Coast League franchises forced to relocate when Dodgers and Giants confirm their move to California for 1958 MLB season; Hollywood Stars move from LA to Salt Lake City; LA Angels move to Spokane, and San Francisco Seals transfer to Phoenix

#1 in the Charts

Sam Cooke's single "You Send Me" reaches #1

1957 History

Famous Birthdays

  • Dagfinn Høybråten, Norwegian politician (leader of the Christian Democratic Party 2004–2011), born in Oslo, Norway
Born in 1957

Famous Deaths

  • Harrison Ford, American silent screen actor (Rubber Tires), dies at 73
  • Leslie Henson, English comedian and actor (Lady Luck, Funny Face, Harvey), dies at 66
  • Manfred Sakel, Polish neurophysiologist and psychiatrist, dies at 57

About December 2, 1957

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 65 years, 9 months and 25 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Baby Boomer
Chinese Zodiac: Rooster
Star Sign: Sagittarius

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